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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research in the Chemistry Department

A primary goal of the Chemistry Department is the integration of chemical education with undergraduate scholarly activities. Toward this goal, students are involved in high-quality research experiences that enable them to improve their problem solving skills, learn new lab techniques, and explore chemistry outside of the classroom. Faculty and students are involved in a variety of collaborative on-campus research projects that lead to presentations at professional conferences and peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Sunghee Lee, Department Chair and Endowed Professor of Science, Analytical Chemistry
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Dr. Casey Dougherty, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
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Dr. Kathleen E. Kristian, Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry
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Dr. Mychel Varner, Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry
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Dr. Rodney Versace, Visiting Assistant Professor, Computational Biochemistry
Read about Dr. Versace's research with undergraduates

In addition to on-campus research with Iona faculty, our students have been involved in summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs at other academic institutions as well as a variety of industrial internships.